Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM): Implementation Made Simple

Hardcover | December 22, 2005

byNeil Bloom

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A properly implemented and managed RCM program can save millions in unscheduled maintenance and breakdowns. However, many have found the process daunting. Written by an expert with over 30 years of experience, this book introduces innovative approaches to simplify the RCM process such as: single vs. multiple failure analysis, hidden failures analysis, potentially critical components analysis, run-to-failure and the difference between redundant, standby, and backup functions. Included are real life examples of flawed preventive maintenance programs and how they led to disasters that could have easily been avoided. Also illustrated in detail, with real-life examples, is the step-by-step process for developing, implementing, and maintaining a premier classical RCM program. Senior management, middle management, supervisors, and craftsmen/technicians responsible for plant safety and reliability will find this book to be invaluable as a means for establishing a first class preventive maintenance program.

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A properly implemented and managed RCM program can save millions in unscheduled maintenance and breakdowns. However, many have found the process daunting. Written by an expert with over 30 years of experience, this book introduces innovative approaches to simplify the RCM process such as: single vs. multiple failure analysis, hidden fa...

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Maximize Efficiency, Output, and Quality with RCMRCM (Reliability-Centered Maintenance) can save millions of dollars in repair and equipment failure costs -- but it can be difficult to implement without proper guidance. Written by an expert with more than thirty years' experience, this resource offers innovative approaches and practic...

Neil Bloom received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Miami, where he also minored in economics. He has a unique depth of experience as a practitioner of RCM and preventive maintenance programs having worked in close association for over 30 years with the two leading-edge federal agencies ...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:291 pages, 9.3 × 6.3 × 0.8 inPublished:December 22, 2005Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0071460691

ISBN - 13:9780071460699

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Table of Contents

PREFACE

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

Chapter 1: Introduction to RCM

Chapter 2: Why RCM Has Historically Been So Difficult to Implement

Chapter 3: Fundamental RCM Concepts Explained, Some for the Very First Time: The Next Plateau

Chapter 4: RCM Implementation: Preparation and Tools

Chapter 5: RCM Made Simple: Implementation Process

Chapter 6: The PM Task Selection Process

Chapter 7: RCM for Instruments

Chapter 8: The RCM Living Program

Chapter 9: An RCM Monitoring and Trending Strategy

Chapter 10: RCM Implementation Made Simple -- Epilogue

GLOSSARY

BIBLIOGRAPHY

REFERENCES

INDEX